Tips of the Trade – Lower the Rope, and Help Out

We very recently hit 300,000 users, an incredible feat in itself. While lots of models are being uploaded every second, there is a growing number of Tutorials. Ever wanted to make a steel rope in Solidworks? Or how to create the dies needed to make sets of plastic spoons? Well, read on.

Tutorial on How to Model a Rope

Great tutorial by Ravichandra Jp. Profile, twist extrude, mirror, twist extrude again. Viola, you've made a rope in Solidworks. Now you can render it as steel, nylon or even natural.

Tutorial: How to Make a Springy Spring

I have yet to find the name for this type of spring, apart from the name of a Springy Spring as given by Mandeep Singh. My research has come up with nil - I am dying to learn what these are called, and what these springs would be used for!

http://youtu.be/XCf-pfeHK_8

Video tutorial on mirroring 3D sketch in SolidWorks

There is more than one way to mirror a 3D sketch in SolidWorks - Sudhir Gill shows you the way how.

Tutorial-How to import points to solidworks from a text (.txt) file

Hugely popular tutorial by A. Kashef about a common problem. Easier to do in other programs than Solidworks - problem solved with a little support from GrabCAD.

How to make core and cavity of complex models?

Mandeep Singh asked this question, and Verislav Mudrak kindly made a detailed tutorial that explains how to make a die for a simple spoon. Amirrezapakroo created another method, sharing his professional skills as a die-maker.